mPaceline version 3.0 brings a new design to the Home Screen and Workout Detail page. Both of these areas incorporate a new “Panel” design that groups sections of the screen for simpler access and visibility. On the Home Screen, you can individually show and hide panels. You do this in Settings.
The overall approach that we were going for in this release was to add features that would help motivate you to lead an active lifestyle. It’s easy to fall into a pattern where even though you might be working out daily, we end up being pretty inactive for the rest of the day. That’s the premise behind the new “Motion Panel”. The goal of this panel is to help you increase the number of minutes you stand, the steps that you take, and the flights of stairs that you climb each day. You get to see your current days motion against the average for the past few days. As we’ve been using this for a few weeks, it’s a good reminder and motivator to get up frequency and take a walk, climb some stairs or just move.
The following panels are available on the Home Screen. Our plan is to introduce additional panels over time to add additional functionality to the app. Let us know if there are things that you would like to see by sending us an email.
The schedule helps you plan workouts for the next few days or so. There is no limit on the number of workouts that can be added to your schedule. The thought here is that you would look through live and on demand classes and pick a few that you plan to take. Each workout has a specific start date and time. Those that are live are when the class starts. The on demand classes can be at a time that you find convenient
Adding Live Classes – Tap the ‘Live’ button and you will be shown a list of live Peloton classes for the next 2 weeks. If you see a class that you want to take, swipe the row to the left and pick the option to add it to your schedule.
Adding On Demand Classes – To add an on demand class to your schedule, tap ‘On Demand’. This will allow you to search through community recommendations to find a class. Once you identify a class, swipe the row to the left and pick the schedule option. Note that when you search, you can specify search criteria to fine tune the type of workout you are looking to take. This can include duration, workout type, instructor, time in power zones, etc.
Making Changes – Once your schedule is set, you can make changes by swiping a scheduled workout to the left and picking from the options. These options include ‘Delete’ for both live and on demand classes as well as ‘Reschedule’ and ‘Bookmark’ for just on demand workouts. Reschedule allows you to adjust the time that you will take the on demand class and Bookmark will add a book mark on your Bike, Tread or Digital App to make finding the class easier.
We know you are exercising daily or you wouldn’t be using mPaceline. However, don’t fall into the trap of staying sedentary for the rest of the day. This is not healthy. It’s important to make sure that we are active all day, especially if our day jobs tend to require sitting for large amounts of time.
mPaceline can help you track a set of measures that you can use to compare how much you move about during the day. These measures are distance travelled, flights of stairs climbed, number of minutes stood, and steps taken. You can use all or at subset of these to track your motion throughout the day.
The motion rings work best if you own an Apple Watch. This the easiest way to capture your daily motion. If you don’t own a watch, you can still use this feature by making sure that you carry your iPhone with you throughout the day. Note that the iPhone won’t update the Stand Motion Ring. This will always show zero.
Motion Rings – Each of the motion rings compares the motion values for the current day to your 15, 30, 45 or 90 day average. When the ring is ‘Full’, you have moved that measure at or beyond your average. You can tap on the setting icon to pick the number of days that you want to use as your average. The goal is to fill the rings daily, and to increase your overall averages to make achieving the rings more challenging.
Current Days Motion – Tap on a ring and you can see a bar chart of where your motion occurred over the course of the current day. This bar chart is shown just under the rings. Since your goal is to be active throughout the day, you should strive to see your motion spread out over the course of the day.
Motion History – Below the daily bar graph, you can see a day by day history of each motion ring. Tap on a ring to change the view. This will give you an indication of how your are treading. Again, the goal would be to improve your motion and see an upward sloping graph over time.
If you own an Apple Watch or are using your iPhone to track exercise and your calorie burn, you can make use of Apple’s Activity Rings. These rings measure your exercise minutes, calorie burn and the number of hours you have stood during the current day.
The Rings Panel clearly shows your current days ring and below it, the rings for the past week. Your goal is to close your Activity Ring each day. Seeing the rings for the past week is a reminder of how you are doing and an attempt at motivating your to close the ring for the current day.
Ring Definitions – the red ring is the Move ring and indicates how many estimated calories you have burned. The green ring is the Exercise ring and tells you how much of your daily exercise goal (in minutes) you have achieved. Finally, the blue ring is the Stand ring and tells you how many times you’ve stood up (per hour) during the day.
Here you can view your workouts for the current and past two weeks. Shown in each filled ring is the number of minutes that you worked out that day. Your goal should be to make sure that you are consistently working out each week.
The number of weeks that you have had at least one workout is shown at the bottom of the screen. This is your weekly streak. Don’t let a week go by without at least one workout. Keep your streak going.
Tap on the more button to get additional details on your workout streaks. Here you will also be able to look at metrics like (count, miles, calories, KJ, TSS) in the circle. The Home Screen Panel only shows workout minutes.
Your body depends on water to survive. Every cell, tissue, and organ in your body needs water to work properly. A good gauge of water consumption is to consider drinking half of your body weight in ounces each day. That is a reasonable goal. However, different people need different amounts of water to stay hydrated. Please consult with your doctor to identify your specific consumption goals.
Current Day Activity – At the top of the Hydration Panel you will see how you are doing for the current day. Tap the Add button to record drinks that you have taken. This will increase the bar for the day and show you how you are tracking towards your consumption goal. This goal can be set in Settings. If you wish to make a change to the current days consumption, tap on the horizontal bar graph and you will be shown a table of your consumption. Swipe rows in the table to delete.
Consumption History – The bar graph on the bottom of the Hydration Panel will show your consumption history compared to your goal over the past 90 days. This is a quick visual to see how you’re a doing over time.
Use this panel to track your body weight over time. You will see your current weight as well as a graph of your weight changes. If you have set a goal weight, you will see how far you are from this weight below the weight value. mPaceline pulls these weight values from Apple Health. If you are not using Apple Health to track your weight, then you should hide this panel as it won’t provide you any data.
Panel Settings – You can change settings for this panel by tapping the settings button. From the setup screen, you can edit your goal weight and change the history graph between days, weeks and months.
Adding New Weight Entries – To enter a new weight measurement, tap the ‘Add’ button. Enter the new weight and adjust the date/time. Then tap done. The new weight entry will be saved in Apple Health.